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BCD396T-Weather Alert!!

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gbeck41

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Under the options of weather alert you should have alert only, all fips and same 1-5, plus any counties you have program. Well my county just went under a storm warning and I miss it!! I look under the alert options and I am missing the same 1-5 alert!! Weather alert acts like its not working right. I do have all the fips codes programed for my counties. I do have the new updated firmware version. If Im missing the same 1-5 alert it has to be in the firmware! Does anyones else know what might be wrong? I think their new firmware is buggy!! Gregory
 

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Is WX displayed on the LCD of your scanner. This must be activated in the menus. My radio has work very well when alerts from the National Service activates them.
 

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i havent had any luck yet we just had around of warnings and i didnt hear crap on my 396t or 996t. i know my fips are right because i`m a spotter for skywarm tampa bay. what does alet onyl mean and all fips . i`ve tried all of them we have sevreral nws channels that pick up in my area.
 

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Please read page 113 in your manual it details how to place your radio into the weather alert mode. I have used this function and works great. You will love the weird sound that the radio emits when a weather alert is posted by the National Weather Service.

Alert Only - the scanner alerts when it detects the
1050 Hz tone that accompanies all weather alerts.

All FIPS - the scanner alerts and displays
information about the weather alert when it receives
any FIPS code (see “Programming a SAME Group” on
Page 114).



Thanks

Joseph
 

gbeck41

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Yes josephdavis13 your right but missing 1 alert which is-

same 1-5- the scanner alerts and displays information about the weather alert when it recieves a weather alert signal that includes any fips codes you have programmed into the specified same group! page 114 of OM.

I dont have this alert under weather alert! Yes WX is showing on my LCD screen! Gregory
 

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Are you in weather standby mode or are you also scanning. SAME / FIPS only works in weather standby mode.
 

elephant

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josephdavis13 said:
Please read page 113 in your manual it details how to place your radio into the weather alert mode. I have used this function and works great. You will love the weird sound that the radio emits when a weather alert is posted by the National Weather Service.

Alert Only - the scanner alerts when it detects the
1050 Hz tone that accompanies all weather alerts.

All FIPS - the scanner alerts and displays
information about the weather alert when it receives
any FIPS code (see “Programming a SAME Group” on
Page 114).



Thanks

Joseph

I've been able to get the alert feature to work great. With the FIPS codes entered, the warning type is displayed. I have a related question that I can't seem to find in the instruction manual.

On the faceplate, between the 2 & 3 keys, it's imprinted with "WX". What is that for?

Is it suppose to be an instant wx feature like the Radio Shack models have? I've tried pressing FUNC+2 and FUNC+3, but nothing happens. I always liked that instant weather button that most Radio Shack scanners had. I'm hoping that somehow, the 396 also has a similer version instead of going into the menu and selecting weather scan.

I know, I could assign a quick key for wx, just thought that since it's imprinted on the faceplate, that there was an instant access.

Doug
 

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elephant101 said:
I've been able to get the alert feature to work great. With the FIPS codes entered, the warning type is displayed. I have a related question that I can't seem to find in the instruction manual.

On the faceplate, between the 2 & 3 keys, it's imprinted with "WX". What is that for?

Is it suppose to be an instant wx feature like the Radio Shack models have? I've tried pressing FUNC+2 and FUNC+3, but nothing happens. I always liked that instant weather button that most Radio Shack scanners had. I'm hoping that somehow, the 396 also has a similer version instead of going into the menu and selecting weather scan.

I know, I could assign a quick key for wx, just thought that since it's imprinted on the faceplate, that there was an instant access.

Doug
Here's what i found while scanning, if hit the hold key and then press the function and 2 key, that take you to the weather menu.
 

josephdavis13

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When pressing hold and releasing hold and then press and hold function the function button and press number two button places the radio into the Weather programming mode.
 
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